Thursday 30 November 2023

Michelin Has Three Elastomer Factories in the World, One of which is Indonesia


Elastomer or elastic polymer is a material composed of long molecules (polymer) which is able to return to its original shape after being pulled and stretched to a size that is relatively long compared to its initial size (elastic).

The world-class tire company Michelin, headquartered in Clermont-Ferrand, France has a presence in 175 countries, and has more than 132,000 employees, operating 67 tire production facilities that together produce approximately 200 million tires by 2022.

In journalist factory visit to PT Synthetic Rubber Indonesia (SRI)–part of Michelin’s integrated supply chain in Indonesia, and part of Chandra Asri Petrochemical Tbk’s petrochemical portfolio–in Cilegon, Banten, mentioned by Michel Lefebvre, President Director of PT Synthetic Rubber Indonesia that Michelin has three elastomer factories.

Observing the processed rubber resulting from chemical processes at PT Synthetic Rubber Indonesia [PT SRI] “One in France is around 70 years old, then in the United States between 30 years, and another in Indonesia which is only five years old. We will soon commemorate “Michelin’s Fifth Anniversary in Indonesia,” he explained.

In this fifth anniversary of Michelin in Indonesia, a new project will be launched.

First operating in 2013, PT SRI is the first and only Solution Styrene Butadiene Rubber (SSBR) factory in Indonesia.

SSBR is the best raw material for producing high-performance tire tread compounds, especially for tires with low rolling resistance and for the high-performance tire segment.

To make the raw material for this type of synthetic rubber, cutting-edge technology is needed.

Types of tires produced by PT Synthetic Rubber Indonesia with the Michelin mascot [PT SRI] “PT SRI has Michelin DNA in its processes and technology. Michelin and Chandra Asri have “given birth” to leaders in the synthetic rubber industry. PT SRI is an important part of “Michelin’s supply chain globally, considering that Michelin only has three elastomer factories in the world and PT SRI is one of them,” explained Sai Banu Ramani, President Director of PT Michelin Indonesia.

The presence of PT SRI answers the increasing demand for high quality synthetic rubber products, especially for fulfill the vehicle tire industry market. 

The global tire market is worth 245.53 billion United States (US) dollars in 2022 and is estimated to reach 374.51 billion US dollars in 2028, growing at a CAGR (Compound Annual Growth Rate) or the average annual growth of a investment in a specific period, more than one year) of 7.42 percent.

Increasing vehicle sales, demand for tire replacement, and increasing penetration of electric vehicles have resulted in new demand for tire products globally.

In its five year journey, PT SRI combined Chandra Asri raw materials and Michelin technology to convert raw materials into semi-finished products which are used as the main component in the production of environmentally friendly tires.

“Entering our fifth year, we reaffirm our commitment to creating added value through high quality products, sustainable practices and support for the environmentally friendly tire industry,” added Michel Lefebvre, President Director of PT Synthetic Rubber Indonesia.

Currently, 90 percent of PT SRI’s products are absorbed by the export market to more than 10 countries, with a contribution value to foreign exchange reserves of more than 250 million United States (US) dollars.

Some of Indonesia’s Michelin tire export markets are China, Europe and North America, namely the United States.

“Michelin tires are marketed globally and among the products circulating abroad, there are definitely those supplied from Indonesia,” concluded Michel Lefebvre.

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Honda Prepares Investment of IDR 52.6 Trillion Specifically for Electric Motorcycle Development


Honda Motor Company announced an investment plan of US$3.4 billion or the equivalent of IDR 52.6 trillion specifically for the development of electric motorbikes.

With this investment plan, Honda is reportedly ready to release 10 electric motorbikes by 2025.

Senior Managing Executive Officer and Chief Officer in charge of Electrification Business Development Operations HMC, Katsushi Inoue said that his party is committed to presenting mobility products that environmentally friendly and sustainable.

“Electric motorbikes are an important part of our strategy to achieve carbon neutrality,” said Katsushi Inoue, reported on Thursday (30/1/2023).

As a long-term plan, Honda is even targeting to launch 30 new electric motorbike models by 2030. 

Honda’s new electric motorbike will be focused on markets where demand for electric motorbikes is already quite large, such as Europe, the United States and China .

Honda Electric Motorbikes in Indonesia

In Indonesia itself, PT Astra Honda Motor (AHM) has launched the Honda EM1 e: electric motorbike at the 2023 Gaikindo Indonesia International Auto Show (GIIAS).

For mileage, Honda EM1 e: capable of reaching a maximum speed of 45 km per hour with a maximum distance of 41.1 km.

Honda EM1 e: which is equipped with an MPP e battery: is marketed at a price of around IDR 40 million IDR 45 million. Meanwhile, the color choices offered are Innovative White, Intelligent Matte Black and Smart Red.

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Successfully Creating All-AHRT Final, Three Astra Honda Riders Ensure Excitement at the 2023 ARRC Final


The final series of the 2023 Asia Road Racing Championship (ARRC) which will be held at the Chang International Circuit, Thailand will be staged this weekend (2-3/12/2023).

Quoted from the official release of PT Astra Honda Motor (AHM) as received by this final match is guaranteed to be exciting. The reason is that there is an All-Astra Honda Racing Team Final, where three Astra Honda Racing Team (AHRT) riders, namely Rheza Danica Ahrens, Herjun Atna Firdaus, and Veda Ega Pratama will compete with each other to win the Asian race.

Rheza Danica Ahrens in the AP250 class (Doc. AHM) Rheza Danica Ahrens occupies first position in the rider standings. Then Herjun Atna Firdaus was in second place. Then Veda is in third place.

They will fight it out in the final race of the ARRC 2023 Asia Production class (AP250).

Veda Ega Pratama in action [PT AHM] Rheza collected 188 points from the results of three first podiums, three second podiums and one third podium from five rounds participated in this year.

Together with the Honda CBR250RR created by Indonesian children, Rheza will fight to become the first Astra Honda racer to win two championship titles in the AP250 class.

Abundant experience gives me enthusiasm and greater opportunities to be able to compete to win the 2023 season.

 “Facing the final ARRC series this year, I have to stay focused and consistently get points in the final two races. I am confident and confident in the current condition of the team. “We ask for your prayers and support in the final ARRC series race in 2023,” said Rheza.

Meanwhile for Herjun, this is his second season at the AP250 class ARRC event.

He has 23 points behind Rheza, so he still has a big chance of being in the championship competition.

“I believe the mechanical team will always support me. “I will focus on giving the best performance in the last two races of the 2023 ARRC season,” he said.

Further strengthening the aroma of the All-AHRT Final, Veda will battle against his two colleagues with third place in the rider standings.

“I am grateful to have succeeded in becoming champion of the 2023 Asia Talent Cup and hope that I will carry this racing spirit into the final ARRC series tomorrow. “Pray for me and the AHRT team to be able to bring the best results for Indonesia,” hoped Veda.

Then in the Supersport SS600 event, Fadillah Arbi Arditama and Adenanta Putra will appear.

 Arbi, who has ended the 2023 JuniorGP racing season, will perform optimally with the provisions obtained from racing championships on the European continent.

This experience was also felt in the ARRC race in the Mandalika series when he put up tough resistance and appeared aggressive by competing in the race for the top five positions.

Arbi will replace Gerry Salim who is currently still recovering after an incident on the race track.

“Thank you for entrusting me again as a racer at ARRC and of course I have to quickly adapt to the Buriram circuit tomorrow to be able to fight for the podium with regular ARRC racers. “Please pray and support us at ARRC Buriram this week,” said Arbi.

Adenanta Putra competed in the SS600 class for his first season with the Honda CBR600R.

He gained various experiences and learnings that were able to make him develop every race.

Adenanta, who is in seventh place in the standings by collecting 79 points, will face the final race with a hard fight.

“This year I am increasingly able to adapt my racing style and ability to control the CBR600RR on the circuit. “I feel stronger to be able to fight for the SS600 podium in the races I will face in this final series,” explained Adenanta.

In the closing race of ARRC 2023, the racers trained by PT Astra Honda Motor (AHM) will face two races in each class.

The first race for the AP250 class took place at 14.05 WIB and at 14.55 WIB for the SS600 class on Saturday (2/12/2023).

Meanwhile, the second race which will take place on Sunday (3/12/2023) will be held at 14.15 WIB and 15.10 WIB. Both races can be watched via YouTube Asia Road Racing.

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How much does a used old Yamaha Aerox cost? It`s cheap, here are the specifications


Handsome and powerful, the old Aerox aka Yamaha Aerox 155 edition before 2020 could be one of the sporty automatic motorbike options that is still worth looking for.

This motorbike, which is paired with the Yamaha Nmax, offers big legs plus a wide body, making it look dashing and effective as a handsome drug.

Even though it was facelifted in 2020, the old edition of this iron horse with liquid cooling can still be found on the used motorbike market.

Yamaha Aerox 155VVA. [Yamaha Doc] Based on monitoring by on a number of used vehicle buying and selling sites, Old Aerox can still be found at varying prices, ranging from 13 million to 15 million, depending on the year of manufacture and condition of course.

The Yamaha Aerox 155 offers complete specifications for an optimal riding experience.

In terms of dimensions, the bike is 1,990 mm long, 700 mm wide and 1,125 mm high, giving it a compact and modern look.

The wheelbase is 1,350 mm, the lowest ground clearance is 142 mm, and the seat height is around 790 mm, making it comfortable for various types of riders.

The weight of the Yamaha Aerox 155 varies depending on the version, with a weight of 116 kg for the Aerox 155VVA-S Version model, 117 kg for the Aerox 155VVA-R Version, and 118 kg for the Aerox 155VVA.

The fuel tank capacity is around 4.6 L, providing good range for long distance travel.

Yamaha Aerox 155VVA – S Version. [Dok.Yamaha] Mechanically, the Yamaha Aerox 155 is equipped with a liquid cooled 4-stroke, SOHC, single cylinder engine type, and a stroke x diameter of 58 x 58.7 mm. The old Aerox comes with a cylinder volume of around 155.1 cc.

The maximum power produced reaches 14.7 hp (11.0 kW) at 8,000 rpm, while the maximum torque is 13.8 Nm at 6,250 rpm.

The starter system uses an electric starter, and the lubrication system uses a wet sump with a total engine oil capacity of around 1.00 L and periodically 0.90 L.

The fuel system uses Fuel Injection, while the clutch types are dry, centrifugal automatic, and The transmission uses a V-belt automatic.

All these specifications make the Yamaha Aerox 155 an attractive choice for motorbike enthusiasts looking for a combination of performance and sophisticated design.

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What is the function of axle oil in automatic motorbikes? When Should You Change?


As a motorbike owner, the existence of axle or transmission oil is often forgotten even though it plays an important role in maintaining vehicle performance. Axle oil has a special function that should not be ignored, and understanding when to change it is the key to maintaining the smooth running of an automatic transmission on an automatic motorbike.

The following is the explanation as quoted from the official Deltalube website:

What is the function of axle oil in automatic motorbikes?

Illustration of the Yamaha Nmax automatic motorbike. (Unsplash/Hombre) Axle oil on automatic motorbikes has a major role in smoothing the performance of automatic transmissions. In the transmission section, there are many components that rub against each other.

The main function of axle oil is to provide sufficient lubrication to reduce friction between the components.

Without adequate lubrication, noise can occur in the CVT box at the rear of the automatic motorbike.

Automatic motorbike owners often ignore the importance of axle oil, perhaps because they often focus on engine oil.

This could be caused by a lack of understanding regarding the function of axle oil which is actually crucial for the smooth running of an automatic transmission.

Often times, automatic motorbike owners only become aware of this problem when a noise or noise appears from inside the CVT box, indicating damage to the component.

Illustration of changing motor axle oil (Instagram/@planetban) When to change the axle oil on an automatic motorbike?

The axle oil should be changed regularly to maintain automatic transmission performance. Ideally, the axle oil should be changed every time the vehicle covers a distance of around 8,000 km or within a period of around 8 months.

By replacing regularly, automatic gear shifting will remain smooth and smooth, while the CVT unit will have a longer service life.

It is important to always pay attention to the condition of the axle oil so that automatic motorbike performance remains optimal.

If the axle oil is not changed regularly, the viscosity of the oil can decrease, causing severe friction between transmission components which ultimately damages the gear ratio.

To ensure a smooth transmission and avoid unwanted damage, schedule an axle oil change according to the vehicle manufacturer’s recommendations.

That way, your automatic motorbike will remain reliable and comfortable to use on every trip.

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Toyota Fortuner Will Soon Adopt Hilux`s Mild Hybrid Technology


The Toyota Fortuner is rumored to be equipped with Mild Hybrid Electric Vehicle (MHEV) technology, the result of adopting technology that was previously embedded in the mild hybrid Toyota Hilux.

Although there is no official information regarding when it will be launched, the presence of the Toyota Foruner with Mild Hybrid Electric Vehicle (MHEV) technology will not be long in coming.

As is known, the Toyota Hilux and Toyota Fortuner always share platforms and engines. Thus, there is a big possibility that Toyota’s flagship SUV will also be equipped with similar technology.

The use of mild hybrid technology is Toyota’s strategy so that consumers have more variants as well as efforts to reduce low carbon emissions.

This mild hybrid technology will later be realized in the form of a battery with a capacity of 48V. The embedded battery will be able to deliver additional electrical power for car power and operation.

“The fuel efficiency achieved is around 10 percent. Still small compared to the traditional hybrid that Toyota has been developing for a long time,” reported by Drive, Thursday (30/11/2023).

Previously, Leon Theron, Senior Vice President of Sales and Marketing at Toyota South Africa, confirmed that mild hybrid technology would be provided to the Toyota Hilux and Toyota Fortuner.

“Honestly, hybrid is the best solution for us because it has been successfully used in other Toyota cars,” he concluded.

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These are 6 factors that influence the price of a used car, the worse the cheaper it is


Buying a used car is often a smart choice to get a quality car at a more affordable price. However, there are several factors that can influence the price of a used car. In this article, we will discuss several key aspects to consider before deciding to buy or sell a used car.

1. Physical Condition

One of the main factors that influences the price of a used car is its physical condition. The integrity of the body, scratches on the paint, and dents due to impacts can significantly affect the selling price. Cars that are in good physical condition tend to have a higher resale value.

2. Mileage

The mileage of a car is also an important consideration in determining the price. The lower the mileage, the higher the resale value. Low mileage is often taken as an indication that the car has a longer lifespan and may require less maintenance.

3. Completeness of Letters and Documents

When buying a used car, make sure to check the completeness of the letters and documents. STNK, BPKB, manuals, service records and invoices are very important documents. Cars with complete documents tend to have better resale value.

4. Standard or Modified

Another factor that influences the price of a used car is whether the car is in standard condition or has undergone modifications. While certain modifications can increase a car’s value, non-standard modifications can make the price assessment process more complicated.

Car illustration. [Headlightmag] 5. Engine Condition

Engine condition is a critical aspect that influences the price of a used car. Check whether the car engine is leaking oil or not, and whether the transmission is still in good condition. Cars with well-maintained engines tend to have more stable prices.

6. Interior Condition

Lastly, pay attention to the condition of the car’s interior. Chairs that are still in good condition, without scratches or damage, can increase the selling value. A well-maintained car interior reflects overall maintenance.

Before deciding to buy a used car, it is important to understand the factors that influence the price. By paying attention to physical condition, mileage, completeness of documents, modifications, engine condition and interior condition, buyers can make wiser decisions and ensure they get a used car that meets the desired quality standards.

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7 Tips for Buying a Used Motorcycle in a Showroom, Don`t Be Easily Tempted


Buying a used motorbike in a showroom can be an attractive alternative, considering the various choices available with conditions that are generally guaranteed.

However, to make the purchase a satisfying experience, here are some tips for buying a used motorbike in the showroom.

1. Initial Research

Before visiting the showroom, do initial research on the motorbike model you are interested in. Find out the specifications, performance and user reviews about the motorbike.

With sufficient knowledge, you can more easily compare and evaluate used motorbike options in the showroom.

2. Set a Budget

Determine the budget you have prepared for purchasing a used motorbike. This will help you narrow down your choices and avoid the temptation to buy a motorbike that is beyond your financial capabilities.

Make sure the budget includes not only the price of the motorbike, but also administration costs and insurance if necessary.

3. Check Vehicle Documents

Before making a decision, be sure to check the complete vehicle documents. STNK, BPKB, manual and other documents must be complete and match the motorbike data.

Complete documents will provide security and clarity regarding the vehicle history.

4. Take a Test Drive

Before purchasing, ask for the opportunity to take a test drive. Check ride comfort, engine response, brake system and all other features.

A road test can provide a direct picture of the condition of the motorbike and help you make better decisions.

5. Check Physical Condition

Pay attention to the overall physical condition of the motorbike. Check the integrity of the body, paint, and whether there are any significant dents or scratches. Make sure there are no damaged or excessively worn parts.

A well maintained motorbike visually tends to reflect good maintenance overall.

If you are still a beginner, there’s no harm in inviting someone who understands motorbikes, or even mechanics.

6. Understand the Warranty and After Sales Policy

Before signing the deal, be sure to understand the warranty offered by the showroom.

In addition, know the applicable after-sales policies. This information is important to provide guarantees and protection for you as a buyer.

7. Negotiate Prices Wisely

When negotiating prices, remain wise. Don’t hesitate to negotiate the price according to the condition of the motorbike and the research you have done.

However, stay realistic and give the impression that you understand the true value of the bike.

Buying a used motorbike in a showroom can be a smart choice but it must be done with thorough preparation.

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Classy Yamaha Youth Festival Performance in Bandung, Don`t Forget to Share Safety Riding Education


PT Yamaha Indonesia Motor Manufacturing is holding the Classy Yamaha Youth Festival which has now arrived in Bandung City.

Apart from Bandung, the Classy Yamaha Youth Festival is present in big cities in Indonesia. It was held in Makassar, Jakarta, followed by Medan and Denpasar.

Quoted from the official release of PT Yamaha Indonesia Motor Manufacturing or PT YIMM as received by , the series of Classy Yamaha Youth Festivals in Bandung will last for more than a week (13-22/11/2023).

High school basketball competition in the Classy Yamaha Youth Festival Bandung [PT YIMM] The form is a visit to selected high schools, then the School Competition (24-26/11/2023) at GOR Saparua, Bandung.

“Yamaha is holding a youth event, the Classy Yamaha Youth Festival, to provide an opportunity for the younger generation to channel their talents and hobbies, while strengthening ties with the Yamaha brand and Classy Yamaha products such as the Grand Filano and Fazzio which are in line with the character of today’s young people ,” explained Jaya Utama, Chief of Yamaha DDS II West Java.

One of the most important events in the Classy Yamaha Youth Festival Roadshow was education about safety riding provided by the YRA (Yamaha Riding Academy) team and the Yamaha Grand Filano & Fazzio test ride. The students were also enthusiastic about taking part in the challenges and games provided.

After the Roadshow, the series of events continued with the School Competition. In this competition which was held for three days, various high schools in Bandung competed in sports competitions. 

The first day was filled with futsal matches, followed by basketball matches on the second day. Then the final day was the grand final of futsal and basketball, a modern dance competition, and a fun basketball match with famous influencers such as Fhirdan Guntara, Gusti Rayhan, and Kakang Abimanyu. As well as the guest star appearance of the country’s famous music group, HIVI!.

The following is the list of winners at the Classy Yamaha Youth Festival Bandung:


1st place: SMA 2

2nd place: SMA 12

3rd place: SMA 9

4th place: SMA 21


1st place: SMA 10

2nd place: SMA 6

3rd place: SMA 20

4th place: SMA 21


1st place: SMA 20

2nd place: SMA 14

3rd place: SMA 21

Miss Classy

1st place: SMA 2

2nd place: SMA 21

3rd place: SMA 6

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Beware Boncos, this is the budget you need to prepare when buying a used car for your first vehicle


Buying a used car for your first vehicle can be a smart decision, especially if price is an important factor in consideration.

For those of you who want to buy a used car as your first vehicle, there are several aspects you need to pay attention to to avoid unexpected surprises.

This article will discuss the budget that needs to be prepared after buying a used car, so that the experience of owning your used vehicle becomes more enjoyable and organized.

1. Service Budget

After buying a used car, the first step that needs to be taken is to service the vehicle. At a minimum, you need to change the engine oil, transmission lubricant, axle oil, and check other main components. This is important to ensure that the car is in good condition and can be used safely.

2. Taxes and Transfer of Name Fees

Don’t forget about tax obligations and transfer of name fees. Make sure to pay vehicle tax according to applicable regulations and arrange for the transfer of vehicle name as soon as possible after purchase. This is a mandatory and important legal step to prevent future problems.

3. Condition Adjustment

Adjust the condition of the car to your preferences and needs. For example, if the window film is too dark or the interior color doesn’t suit your taste, consider making adjustments. While this may be aesthetic, it can increase your comfort and satisfaction as a user.

4. Vehicle Cleaning Costs

Cleaning the vehicle thoroughly is an important step after purchase. You can choose to use professional cleaning services or do it yourself with the necessary equipment. Clean the interior and exterior of the car to make a good impression and maintain the vehicle’s value.

5. Driving Course

If you are not yet skilled at driving or want to improve your driving skills, consider taking a driving course. The cost of this course may vary, but it has long-term benefits for your driving safety and comfort.

6. Cost of making a driving license

Lastly, make sure you have a valid driving license (SIM). If you don’t yet have a driver’s license or need to renew an old one, budget for the cost of getting one or renewing one. Having a valid driver’s license is a legal requirement to drive a motor vehicle.

As a prospective used car owner for your first vehicle, it is important to prepare an additional budget after purchase. By factoring in service costs, taxes, condition adjustments, vehicle net costs, driving lessons, and the cost of obtaining or renewing a driver’s license, you can reduce potential problems and make the experience of owning your used car more enjoyable. Don’t forget, be careful!

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Jupiter Community Celebrates 20 Years of Boundless Brotherhood


The Jakarta Jupiter Club (JJC) automotive community proves unlimited brotherhood in its 20th anniversary celebration on November 22 2023.

In celebrating the 2nd Decade Anniversary, Yamaha Jupiter Z Series motorbike lovers in Jakarta and its surroundings are holding a coffee land at The Girl Coffee & Eatery, Bogor on November 25 2023.

Attended by more than hundreds of members, the JJC 2 Decade Anniversary celebration event carried the theme “Proud of You, Proud of Us” because it can still stand tall to this day.

“Thank God JJC is 20 years old, we have gone through many ups and downs together, and this is not just about the club or motorbike community, but also about having become a second family who respect each other throughout the journey,” said Angga Marsanto , General Chair of JJC, Thursday (30/11/2023).

Jakarta Jupiter Club (JJC) Community Celebrates 20 Years. (Photo: JJC) “Thank you to the JJC members who were present to enliven JJC’s 2 Decade Anniversary, we can all get together again, meet each other’s misses at this event. “Hopefully in the future, the brotherhood at JJC will remain maintained, solid and continue to exist in the Indonesian automotive world,” he added.

Choosing the location for the JJC 2 Decade Anniversary celebration in Bogor, the members departed from basecamp on Jalan Pakubuwono VI, South Jakarta by doing a city tour on Saturday morning, 25 November 2023.

Arriving at the location, Yamaha Jupiter Z lovers are ready to start the event by sharing happiness with the orphans in Sukajadi Village, Bogor and praying for colleagues who have gone before other JJC members.

The atmosphere of warmth was increasingly felt during the screening of a documentary film on JJC’s 20 year journey as a motorbike community that is beneficial to society.

The success of JJC’s 2 Decade Anniversary cannot be separated from the support of several sponsors, such as Tekiro, Rexco, KYB, Mayora, Motul, Nutens, Cleo, Armor All.

Several Yamaha Jupiter communities from other cities also attended as a form of brotherhood among bikers, including KOJIMA (Jupiter Indramayu Community), Jupiter Riders Slawi, Jupiter Perantau, JESSI (Jupiter Evolution Series), Jerico Bekasi (Jupiter Riders Community) and SGCI (Soul GT Club Indonesia).

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Honda Electric Motorcycle Factory Will Be Built in Southeast Asia, Indonesia is a Strong Candidate


Honda Motor Co will build an electric motorbike factory which will start operating in 2027. This is part of the Japanese automotive giant’s ambitious plans until 2030.

Daiki Mihara, head of Honda’s electric motorbike development division, at a press conference in Tokyo, Japan, Wednesday (29/11/2023) said that Honda’s electric motorbike factory would likely be built in India and Southeast Asia.

Currently, Indonesia is one of the production centers for Honda motorbikes in Southeast Asia, as well as the largest market for Honda motorbikes in the world. Therefore, there is a chance that Indonesia will become one of the locations for Honda’s electric motorbike factories in the world.

Astra Honda Motor, holder of the Honda motorbike brand in Indonesia, has not yet opened its mouth about the plans of its principal from Japan.

Honda on Wednesday (29/11/2023) announced plans to build an electric motorbike factory in Southeast Asia which will start production in 2027. [Honda Motor Co Doc] Meanwhile, Mihara also promised that Honda’s electric motorbikes would be sold at a cheaper price, equivalent to the price of oil-fueled motorbikes currently on the market.

“We will sell electric motorbikes at the same price as ICE models,” he said.

While waiting for the electric motorbike factory to be built, Honda will utilize existing motorbike factories to assemble electric motorbikes.

Previously, Honda said it would invest up to 500 billion yen or around Rp. 52.7 trillion to develop electric motorbikes until 2030.

With that much money, Honda will launch 30 electric motorbike models and hopes that its motorbike sales in the world will increase to 4 million units per year from the previous target of 3.5 million units.

In addition, Honda also said it was developing a lithium ferro-phosphate battery. This battery will be used in 2025.

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Indonesian Electric Motorcycle Manufacturers Agree to Have Battery Standardization


Electric motorbike batteries in Indonesia need to be standardized to make it easier for people to switch to electric vehicles.

Spokesperson for the Ministry of Industry, Febri Hendri Antoni Arif, said that his party had received commitments from a number of companies producing electric motorbikes and electric motorbike batteries that were ready to carry out battery standardization.

“We are pushing for standardization of electric motorbike batteries. By standardizing electric batteries, for example standard dimensions of objects, we hope that there will be many investors who want to invest in electric batteries. Then from the consumer side, it will be easier for consumers to swap or shift, ” he said when met after the release of IKI November 2023 in Jakarta, Thursday (30/11/2023).

Febri said that with standardization, consumers will find it easier because electric motorbike battery components are uniform so they are easier to find on the market.

“So, for example, if you buy an electric motorbike A, and then when, for example, the battery wears out, then they can use the battery from another electric motorbike because it is already standardized. That means if it is standardized, it means the market is wider,” he said.

Febri also said that battery standardization is also expected to encourage domestic battery industry players to develop.

“If it is standardized, many people will want to produce it. So the batteries are standard, there are various brands,” he said as quoted by Antara.

Apart from the public’s mindset and battery standardization, Febri said another problem with the lack of public interest in switching to electric vehicles is the ecosystem, including limited recharging locations, as well as workshops or electric vehicle repair service facilities. “We feel that if many people use them, they want to join in.” “Yes, too. From the production side, we can do a lot, the problem is public demand which needs to be boosted,” he said. Therefore, Febri asked the industry to more intensively market the electric vehicle products they produce. He said that the government as a regulator had provided quite large incentives and assistance. “We hope that socialization will be carried out by motorbike manufacturers, they have advertising, they have to be more aggressive. We have given a subsidy of IDR 7 million. It’s already free advertising, it’s up to the producers. They have to convey it “The advantages of electric motorbikes are so that people are interested,” he added. Febri admitted that the subsidy program for purchasing electric motorbikes is unlikely to reach the target of 200 thousand units this year. Based on the Information System page for Providing Assistance for Purchasing Electric Two-Wheeled Vehicles (SISAPIRa), as of Thursday (30/11) at 20.00 WIB, there is still a quota of 184,680 units of discount assistance for purchasing electric motorbikes. A total of 4,148 units have been distributed, of which 4,552 units have been distributed. verified, and 6,620 are still in the registration process. “We see that it seems that we will not reach the target of 200,000 units,” he said.

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Collaborating with Toyota-Daihatsu-Isuzu-BMW-Peugeot, SEVA Offers So Many New Car Choices


Purchasing a new car is now increasingly simple and efficient, PT Astra Auto Digital with the brand name continues to promote the opportunity to buy a vehicle online or online.

Astra’s digital platform is here to answer the various needs of automotive consumers in the digital era. Of course, it presents a series of superior features to provide the best experience in buying a car without meeting face to face, just choose from each gadget.

Considering that is part of the Astra ecosystem, you can find a series of consumers’ favorite brands that can be selected from the same umbrella, as a form of collaboration with Brand Holder Agents (APM). Namely Toyota, Daihatsu, Isuzu, BMW and Peugeot.

Through this collaboration, SEVA offers guaranteed safety and comfort for its consumers.

Automotive influencer Ridwan Hanif []. Please check out the site and find the most exciting feature, namely car discovery which is ready to provide vehicle recommendations according to consumer desires. The basis is brand preference, type and estimated price that consumers want.

Then for financing services, collaborates with two financing companies in the PT Astra International Tbk ecosystem, namely Astra Credit Company (ACC), and Toyota Astra Finance (TAF).

It doesn’t stop here, vehicle and user insurance support is also available from Astra Insurance. Dealer partners reach more than 100 outlets throughout Indonesia.

Complete services from Astra Insurance can be chosen by consumers who use new cars purchased from Such as Garda Oto for cars, to personal accident insurance entitled Garda Me.

Quoted from the Antara news agency, officially invited Ridwan Hanif, an automotive influencer to convince potential consumers to make four-wheeled vehicle transactions via digital platforms.

According to Ridwan Hanif, the digital platform providing new car products from Astra has many advantages that make the experience of buying a car online easy, safe and comfortable.

“Starting from the car discovery feature which helps consumers to choose their dream car, guaranteed safety with Astra’s excellent service quality, and integration with the complete Astra ecosystem, starting from dealers, financing and insurance companies, everything is there,” explained Ridwan Hanif.

“Why believe it? Because SEVA is from Astra. If it is suitable, just go to the payment. If you want credit, make sure you are able to pay during the installment period. SEVA can help to check the consumer’s financial ability to buy the car they want,” Ridwan Hanif explained. how to shop for a new car online through your account on social media X (Twitter).

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As many as 8,000 Isuzu D-Max units have been recalled due to fuel hose problems


Isuzu must recall the Isuzu D-Max for the Australian market due to a fuel hose problem that could potentially cause the car to catch fire.

Based on the Australian Department of Transport report, there are 8,039 affected vehicles produced between 2021 and 2023.

In this case all D-Max variants produced for Australia between 2021 and 2023 are affected. Meanwhile, throughout last year, the Isuzu D-Max sold 24,336 units in Australia.

The identification numbers for the affected vehicles are MPATFS40JPG005458 and MPATFS40JNT003915.

Launching Autoevolution, Friday (1/12/2023), Isuzu informed the authorities about the fuel hose which could rub against the engine oil level bracket.

A damaged fuel hose can leak diesel onto something hot in the engine compartment, resulting in a fire underneath the engine.

Owners are advised to contact Isuzu Ute Australia Pty Ltd customer relations department for further information.

But more importantly, owners must contact the nearest dealer to schedule an appointment to replace the fuel hose and retaining clip at no cost to the Isuzu D-Max owner.

Isuzu D-Max 

The newest Isuzu D-Max actually just launched in Thailand not long ago. The latest model is equipped with more advanced features with expanded traction control to help with off road needs.

Latest, the Isuzu D-Max has “Rough Terrain Mode”, this feature can help control the brakes and engine according to the road terrain.

Safety equipment has been improved thanks to the new Advance Driving Assistance System (ADAS) with heating function for cold weather.

For power, the Isuzu D-Max comes with two engine choices, namely a 1.9 liter engine which can produce 148 hp (110 kW / 150 PS) and 350 Nm of torque.

Apart from that, there is also the option of a more powerful 3.0 liter Isuzu D-Max producing 187 hp (140 kW / 190 PS) and 450 Nm.

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Kiki Fatmala`s Obituary: Dismantling Engines to Solve Car Breakdowns and Washing Vehicles During the Pandemic


Kiki Fatmala, one of Indonesia’s legendary artists, has passed away on December 1 2023. Her name is etched in our minds after successfully starring in the soap opera Si Manis Jembatan Ancol 2 in 1994.

In this comedy horror story, she plays Mariam, a crime victim in Ancol Bridge which is determined to help people who are oppressed or experiencing misfortune.

Apart from that, this woman who was born on August 14 1967 has also starred in various feature films. One of his exciting roles that invited laughter and also proved his body goals was playing in the film Warkop Dono Kasino Indro.

Kiki Fatmala at a launch posing with a Vespa [picture courtesy qq_fatmala]. One of the scenes is fixing a problematic sedan engine herself while wearing a faded green mini skirt. Then in the scene, Indro is approached by the famous actor and comedian Indro Joyo Kusumonegoro.

Talking about cars as part of his lifestyle, Kiki Fatmala seems attached to the various vehicles he owns.

One of them is a Japanese brand Sport Utility Vehicle (SUV) type with a white body that was photographed with it during the PPKM (Enforcement of Community Activity Restrictions) during the COVID-19 pandemic.

In her upload on social media Instagram, at that time Kiki Fatmala shared a story about how to maintain body fitness during the pandemic, she washed the car and wiped it until it was shiny.

Then regarding fitness which is part of body goals, this Pakistani-Minahasa-Sundanese woman has a studio called KiFa.

Although it is stated that the reason for Kiki Fatmala’s departure was related to health, in her uploads on social media, this figure shows the spirit of living to the fullest.

These include car rides around the places she likes, swimming with her family, and even a pilgrimage to Holyland with her husband, Christopher Herboldt, which she did at the end of March 2023.

Kiki Fatmala’s appearance as a skilled female mechanic in the film Warkop Dono Kasino Indro [picture courtesy qq_fatmala] . Evidence of how fit Kiki Fatmala is can be seen from her success in climbing Mount Hermon, Israel, part of the Golan Heights, which has water sources flowing into the valley, including the Jordan River. He added the caption, “Grateful to be here.”

Apart from always sending happy prayers to his followers and family via his social media, Kiki Fatmala also writes a series of motivational sentences. One of the most beautiful says, “Fear never helps change a situation, it actually makes it worse. Therefore, stop being afraid and learn to surrender.”

Goodbye Kiki Fatmala, may you Rest in Peace. Amen.

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Appearing at the Indonesian Pavilion COP 28 Dubai, Astra Presents the Electric Vehicle Ecosystem and KBA Proklim


The Conference of the Parties 28 (COP 28) took place at Expo City Dubai, United Arab Emirates (UAE) on 30 November—12 December 2023.

As a participant in COP 28 Dubai, the Indonesian Pavilion raised the theme Indonesia’s Climate Actions : Inspiring The World. Consists of four sub-themes, namely stronger new renewable energy commitments, robust climate action on land based sectors, inspiring finance and technology innovations, and solid collaborative climate action of people’s prosperity.

Quoted from Astra’s official release as received by , as a form of contribution in facing climate change, Astra is again supporting the Indonesian Pavilion at COP 28.

In this event, Astra Director Gita Tiffani Boer was also a resource person in the talk show session. The topic presented was Support Indonesia’s Transition to a Sustainable Future: Private Sector Contribution in Climate Action and Partners, which was presented on Thursday (30/11/2023).

Director of Astra Gita Tiffani Boer (left) with speakers during a talk show session on the topic Support Indonesia’s Transition to a Sustainable Future: Private Sector Contribution in Climate Action and Partners at the Indonesian Pavilion at COP 28 which was held at Expo City Dubai on (30/11 /2023) [Astra]. “Astra’s support for the Indonesian Pavilion at COP 28, is in line with our focus on contributing to sustainability, and facing climate change. Astra has formulated the Astra 2030 Sustainability Aspirations, with the aim of transitioning to a more sustainable business, which contribute to the strength and resilience of Indonesia’s economy, supporting an inclusive and prosperous society,” explained Gita Tiffani Boer, Director of Astra.

Astra’s enthusiasm in realizing a positive contribution to the climate for today and Indonesia’s future is in line with Astra’s ideals of Prospering with the Nation and supporting Indonesia’s Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).

Gita Tiffani Boer conveyed that Astra 2030 Sustainability Aspirations with 10 sustainability aspirations is a guide to the Astra Group’s transition journey. The goal is to become a more sustainable company by 2030 and beyond.

In implementing efforts to reduce carbon emissions, throughout 2022 Astra has reduced Astra Group scope 1 and 2 greenhouse gas emissions by 10 percent.

Then 43 percent renewable energy mix to support operational activities, and increase business resilience with non-coal income of up to 74 percent.

To achieve this aspiration, Astra is transforming the company’s business through three Resilient Strategies , namely:

Resilient Portfolio : Astra is diversifying its portfolio to support the macro-decarbonization transition in Indonesia by developing renewable energy and the electric vehicle ecosystem.

Resilient Business Operation : as an effort to reduce greenhouse gas emissions in all Astra operational activities, through Astra Green Energy, including energy management systems, energy conservation and efficiency programs, as well as the application of the latest energy-saving technology.

Resilient Communities : Astra has been committed to community development and progress. This is in line with Astra’s ideals to prosper with the nation.

“We encourage the community to adopt a sustainable lifestyle, help mitigate and adapt to the impacts of climate change through the Kampung Berseri Astra Proklim program (Climate Village Program) and social forestry programs,” said Gita Tiffani Boer.

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Cheerful December, Pertamax Prices Drop Again


Pertamax prices have fallen again at Pertamina gas stations. Starting December 1 2023, fuel with RON 92 will be sold for IDR 13,350 from previously IDR 13,400 per liter.

Corporate Secretary of Pertamina Patra Niaga, Irto Ginting, said that the price of Pertamax drops to adjust to price fluctuations every month, specifically in the period from the 25th to the 24th of the previous month.

“Because of these fluctuations, Pertamina Patra Niaga has again adjusted the selling prices of the Pertamax Series and Dex Series. “Because the trend is decreasing, the selling price of Pertamina’s non-subsidized fuel products will decrease again effective December 1 2023, after previously also decreasing last November,” said Irto.

The following is a list of Pertamina fuel prices in Jakarta as of December 1:

The price of Pertamax in DKI Jakarta is IDR 13,350 per liter, down from IDR 13,400 per liter. The price of Pertamax Green 95 is IDR 14,900 per liter from the previous IDR 15,000 per liter. Price Pertamax Turbo becomes IDR 15,350 per liter from the previous IDR 15,500 per liter. Dexlite also reduces the price to IDR 15,550 per liter from the previous IDR 16,950 per liter. Pertamina Dex becomes IDR 16,200 per liter from IDR 17,750 per liter in November 2023. This price is valid for provinces with a motor vehicle fuel tax (PBBKB) of 5 percent, such as in the DKI Jakarta area.

This new price determination is in accordance with the price determination formula which refers to the Minister of Energy and Mineral Resources Decree No. 245.K/MG.01/MEM.M/2022 concerning the formulation of prices for JBU or non-subsidized fuel.

“In accordance with the fluctuation trend in MOPS or Argus world oil prices and referring to the price formulation in accordance with this Minister of Energy and Mineral Resources Decree, periodic changes in non-subsidized fuel prices will always occur. Our commitment is to ensure that Pertamina’s non-subsidized fuel prices are competitive and transparent for consumers. “People have become accustomed to regular adjustments to non-subsidized fuel prices,” said Irto.

Irto added, as a State-Owned Enterprise (BUMN), Pertamina Patra Niaga will always maintain competitive and affordable fuel prices for people in remote areas of the country, not just in big cities.

“This is a form of distribution and supply of fuel based on the principles of Availability, Accessibility, Affordability, Acceptability and Sustainability, how we set competitive prices for the community while ensuring distribution to remote areas can still be carried out optimally,” said Irto.

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Is there a Yamaha Aerox priced at 10 million? Yes, here are the specifications


Yamaha Aerox can be said to be one of the handsome motorbikes that is popular and much in demand, even for the used motorbike market.

However, even in the used vehicle market, the price of this motorbike cannot be reached by all groups. Based on monitoring by on vehicle buying and selling sites, the cheapest Yamaha Aerox 155 is still around 15 million and above.

But that’s for the 155. Before this automatic Gambot motorbike hit the road in Indonesia, Yamaha released the Yamaha Aerox 125 LC, which on the used motorbike market was certainly more affordable.

Yamaha Aerox 155, successor to the Aerox 125 LC. (Yamaha Indonesia Motor Manufacturing) Born in 2016, this automatic motorbike competing with the Honda Vario 125 comes with specifications that imply high performance in its class.

This motorbike is equipped with a 125cc Liquid Cooled 4 stroke engine which is capable of producing power reaching 11.2 hp at 9000 rpm.

Not only that, the Aerox 125 is also present in the MotoGP edition which was released along with the MotoGP Triple Crown title won by Yamaha in 2015.

Previously, this motorbike was sold for 18 million rupiah, but on the used motorbike market, you can find the Yamaha Aerox 125 with a price range of 10 million.

The following are the engine specifications of the Yamaha Aerox 125 LC:

Capacity: 125 cc Power: 11.2 hp Torque: 10.4 Nm Diameter x stroke: 52.4 mm x 57.9 mm Spark plugs per cylinder: 1 Drive type: Belt Drive Clutch type: Dry, Centrifugal Automatic Number of strokes: 4-Stroke Valves Per Cylinder: 2Compression Ratio: 10.4:1Lubrication System: Wet SumpValve Configuration: SOHCExhaust Pipe: Single ExhaustEngine Type: 4-Stroke, SOHCCooling System: Air coolingNumber of cylinders: 1

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The Importance of Establishing Partnerships Between Large Industries and Automotive SMEs: Can Increase Product TKDN to the Maximum


The Indonesian government provides a series of facilities to automotive companies that have a certain level of Domestic Component Level (TKDN).

Meanwhile, on the other hand, small and medium industries (IKM) in the automotive sector that want to distribute their products do not yet have a guarantee of getting a place in the market. Or in other words, it hasn’t gotten a big container yet.

In fact, for the large automotive industry, partnerships with SMEs are able to support efforts to increase the TKDN of the products produced.

Quoted from the Antara news agency, the Ministry of Industry (Kemenperin) emphasized the importance of large automotive industries partnering with domestic small and medium industries (IKM).

One of the goals is to create opportunities for SMEs to enter the national automotive industry supply chain.

Illustration of a car factory, involving components from IKM [Antara] This activity provides an opportunity for IKM to dig up information about market potential and collaborations that can be explored with APM suppliers and large industries.

“For the large automotive industry, partnerships with IKM are able to support efforts to increase the Domestic Component Level (TKDN) of products produced,” explained Reni Yanita, Director General of Small, Medium and Miscellaneous Industries (IKMA) of the Ministry of Industry in Jakarta, this week ( 11/29/2023).

The partnership strategy between IKM and Tier APM in the automotive industry in practice has the potential to encourage IKM independence. Namely through market certainty, technology transfer, improving quality and quantity, management systems, improving human resources, and easy access to financing.

On the other hand, APM suppliers can obtain information about the potential of SMEs that can be made part of the supply chain.

Meanwhile, the Government has the opportunity to obtain input regarding the need for SME development that can be carried out in the future.

“This can encourage the large automotive industry to increase production capacity and create opportunities for SMEs to enter the national automotive industry supply chain,” continued Reni Yanita.

With market potential, the supply chain ecosystem for the domestic automotive industry needs to be strengthened, including through partnerships between large industries and domestic small and medium industries as carried out by the Ministry of Industry through the Coordination Forum for Transport Equipment IKM Partnerships with Large Industries.

In the Coordination Forum for Transportation Equipment IKM Partnerships with Large Industries held by the Ministry of Industry in collaboration with Astra through the Dharma Bhakti Astra Foundation (YDBA), PT Astra Daihatsu Motor, PT Kayaba Indonesia, and PT Patria Maritim Perkasa, a series of activities were held in the Link and Coordination Forum Match. An annual routine agenda of the Directorate General of IKMA which has been held since 2017.

This event is filled with various activities such as workshops, handing over certificates of facilitation by the Directorate General of IKMA, business meetings, signing Collaboration Commitments and handing over award plaques to transportation equipment industry players.

From data from Gaikindo and AISI in January-October 2023, the number of domestic sales of four-wheeled vehicles or more has reached 836,048 units and total domestic sales of two-wheeled vehicles is 5,237,976 units. This condition reflects the prospects for the automotive industry which are still promising this year and next year.

“Last year’s implementation, the Link and Match Coordination Forum activities resulted in an MoU between 16 Tier APMs and 32 IKMs which recorded a potential turnover value of IDR 105.2 billion,” said Reni Yanita.

He added that commitment and cooperation from all parties is needed so that domestic industry, especially SMEs, can play a role in providing quality and competitive automotive components.

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Wednesday 29 November 2023

Latest Honda Beat price update for the end of 2023, complete with specifications


HondaBeAT can be said to be one of the most mainstream options if someone decides to buy their first motorbike, especially for their son or daughter or even themselves.

It is not surprising that the population of automatic motorbikes is mushrooming on the streets, making it worthy of the title of motorbike of a million people.

So, for those of you who are interested in buying this motorbike, here is a complete price list with specifications.

Honda Beat illustration. (Astra Motor) Prices for all variants are quoted from the official Honda website:

BeAT CBS:  Rp. 18,050,000 BeAT Street:  Rp. 18,700,000 BeAT Deluxe:  Rp. 18,900,000 Engine Specifications

Honda Beat is equipped with reliable engine specifications to support daily performance. The following are the specifications for the latest Honda Beat engine:

Engine Type: 4 – Stroke, SOHC, eSPVolume Stroke: 109.5ccFuel Supply System: Injection (PGMFI)Diameter : 6.6 kW (9.0 PS)/7,500 rpmMaximum Torque: 9.3 N.m (0.95 kgf.m)/ 5,500 rpmStarter Type: Electric and Kick StarterClutch Type: Automatic, Centrifugal, Dry TypeFuel Tank Capacity: 4.2 LiterLubricating Oil Capacity: 0.65 Liter (Replacement Periodic) In the market, this motorbike is a tough competitor to the Yamaha Mio M3 and also the Suzuki Nex II series. These two motorbikes can be something to consider if you want to look for an alternative to the Honda BeAT.

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Electric Motorcycle Subsidy Will Be Increased To IDR 10 Million, Association: We Really Hope


The Indonesian Electric Motorcycle Industry Association (Aismoli) is looking forward to the revision of the Energy and Mineral Resources (ESDM) Regulations which will increase the electric motorbike incentive to IDR 10 million from the previous IDR 7 million.

General Chairman of Aismoli Budi Setiyadi said the additional subsidy would be able to boost sales and adoption of electric motorbikes in Indonesia.

“We also heard that ESDM is working on revising the ESDM Ministerial Regulation regarding the article on government assistance for the conversion of electric motorbikes, which was previously planned to be increased to IDR 7 million to IDR 10 million. “We really hope for what ESDM is doing,” said Budi at the EV Expo 2023 Inbuyer event at the Smesco Indonesia Building, Jakarta, Wednesday (29/11/2023).

Through the addition of incentives, Budi is optimistic that the realization of electric vehicle adoption will increase because the price will become more affordable. It was recorded that as of the end of September 2023, as many as 70,000 motorbikes had been on the road in Indonesia.

The growth of electric motorbikes and the electric vehicle ecosystem, he said, is also supported by the red carpet of regulations that have been issued by the government through Presidential Regulations, Presidential Instructions and Minister of Industry Regulations.

Not only through adding incentives, Aismoli also made efforts to accelerate the adoption of electric motorbikes by proposing November 29 as National Electric Motorcycle Day.

Budi said that the determination of National Electric Motorcycle Day was quite urgent considering that the issue of air pollution is not only in Jakarta. By increasing the use of electric vehicles, he continued, air quality can be improved.

“We know that most air pollution is the result of exhaust gas from the vehicles we use every day. “For the sake of our health getting better, the quality of our human resources getting better in the future, there is no other choice, we will start switching to electric motorbikes,” he said.

On the same occasion, the Deputy Secretary for SMEs at the Ministry of Cooperatives and SMEs, Koko Haryono, believes that electric vehicles are one solution to the problem of air pollution and the increasingly depleting amount of global fossil fuels. Apart from making policies to encourage increased sales of electric vehicles, it is hoped that they will also become the main mode of transportation.

“Thus, today we will declare “National Electric Vehicle Day” which will bring together various stakeholders including government, private sector, individuals and other parties to continue to be committed to supporting the energy transition agenda from fossil to electricity in order to reduce carbon emissions,” he said.

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Off-Road Style Daihatsu Taft Ready to Become a Challenger to the Suzuki Jimny


Daihatsu is reportedly interested in converting the Daihatsu Taft into an off-road model as a challenger to the Suzuki Jimny.

However, the presence of the off-road style Daihatsu Taft is not expected to be as impressive as the Suzuki Jimny.

The reason is that, as is known, the Daihatsu Taft was originally designed as a road passenger car which would be adapted into an off-road model.

Meanwhile, the Suzuki Jimny was designed from the start as a vehicle that could be taken anywhere. It uses Daihatsu New Global Architecture (DNGA).

Based on the BestCar report, Wednesday (29/11/2023), the new Daihatsu will have a slightly different design from the road version of the Taft. The possible change will be in a higher ground clearance position.

Meanwhile the front and rear bumpers will get a more sturdy design. It’s just that so far there hasn’t been much information regarding the off-road version of the Daihatsu Taft.

A little information, the first generation Daihatsu Taft made between 1974 and 1984 was a tough vehicle similar to the Suzuki Jimny of its time.

In some countries, Daihatsu Taft comes with the name Scat or Wildcat. However, it is likely that the new generation Daihatsu Taft will not be as tough as the first generation.

Daihatsu Taft

The Daihatsu Taft currently on the market is equipped with a diesel engine with the code DL41 with a capacity of 2,765 cc, 4 cylinders, indirect injection.

The power produced reaches 72 hp @ 3,600 rpm with a torque of 170 Nm @ 2,200 rpm. The only transmission option available is a 5-speed manual.

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Price of Used Honda BeAT Sporty CBS ISS from 2019 to 2023, Not Up to 15 Million


Honda Beat is one of the most popular automatic scooters in Indonesia. With a stylish design and reliable performance, the Honda Beat has become a favorite choice for many motorists in Indonesia.

Since its launch, the Honda Beat has undergone several technological improvements and updates to meet consumer needs.

In terms of price, especially for used vehicles, many factors influence the selling price, such as engine condition, year of manufacture, and other factors.

When looking for prices for a used Honda Beat, the 2019-2023 period is an interesting period to observe because it is not too old.

Honda Beat 2020 was launched in Jakarta, Thursday (16/1/2020). [/Manuel Jeghesta Nainggolan] The following is the price of the Honda BeAT Sporty CBS ISS with code H1B02N42L0 A/T from 2019-2023 quoted from the SAMSAT Sleman site:

H1B02N42L0 A/T 2019: Rp. 11,100,000H1B02N42L0 A/T 2020: Rp. 11,200,000H1B02N42L0 A/T 2021: Rp. 12,100,000H1B02N42L0 A/T 2022: Rp. 12,200,000H1B02N42L0 A/T 2023: Rp. 12,400,000 Please note that this price is based on Motor Vehicle Sales Value data, aka NJKB, which can be different from market prices.

For information, the engine specifications of the Honda Beat are 4-stroke type, SOHC, eSP, with a stroke volume of 109.5cc.

The fuel supply system uses injection (PGMFI), while the diameter x stroke is 47.0 x 63.1 mm. The transmission is automatic with VMatic type, and the compression ratio reaches 10.0:1.

The maximum power produced by this engine is 6.6 kW (9.0 PS) at 7,500 rpm, while the maximum torque reaches 9.3 N.m (0.95 kgf.m) at 5,500 rpm.

Honda Beat is equipped with an electric starter and kick starter, while the clutch type is automatic, centrifugal, with a dry type.

With a fuel tank capacity of 4.2 liters, the Honda Beat offers good efficiency for long distance travel. For lubricating oil, the capacity is 0.65 liters for periodic replacement.

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The Difference Between Modifications and Custom Vehicles: This Is What You Need to Know


Modification and custom are two terms that are often used in the automotive world, especially when discussing motorized vehicles.

However, although they are often used interchangeably, the two actually have significant differences in the context of vehicle conversion. Let’s understand more about the difference between modification and custom.

Definition of Modification

According to the Big Indonesian Dictionary (KBBI), modification means a change from the original form. In the context of vehicles, motorbike or car modifications refer to changes made to the vehicle from its standard factory form.

However, the changes that occurred in the modifications were not comprehensive, but focused on certain parts, especially the vehicle body.

The modification process generally involves the use of finished goods or aftermarket components that can be purchased separately.

Vehicles on display at the Indonesian Custom Show 2022 at the Jogja Expo Center, Saturday (13/8/2022)( Turi) Difference between Modification and Custom

The fundamental difference between modification and custom lies in the level of change which is conducted. Modifications are more limited, only changing certain parts of the vehicle, and using aftermarket components that are already available on the market.

On the other hand, custom refers to changing the shape of a vehicle completely or completely. The custom process can include adjustments to certain desires, characteristics, or functions according to the buyer’s preferences or needs.

If modification focuses more on limited changes, custom provides greater freedom to change the vehicle according to the owner’s vision and desires.

In a custom context, a vehicle can be changed from its standard factory form to something unique and suited to the owner’s personality or lifestyle.

With this understanding, it is hoped that automotive enthusiasts can differentiate between modification and custom when discussing the transformation of their vehicles.

Each approach has its own unique features, and the choice between the two depends on the extent to which the vehicle owner wants to make changes.

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Jefri Nichol`s Street Kid Style Using a Yamaha RX-King, Bringing 90s Kids to Reminisce


Actor Jefri Nichol recently looked nostalgic while riding the legendary Yamaha RX-King motorbike.

Even Jefri Nichol said that the Yamaha RX-King has become his favorite motorbike and he has no intention of adding another motorbike.

“I don’t want to add more, I think just one, it’s already a favorite,” said Jefri Nichol on Adejigo’s Tiktok account.

Jefri Nichol’s style of riding the Yanaha RX King. (Instagram/Jefrinichol) For Jefri Nichol, the Yamaha RX-King has its own memories. The reason was that he often rode with his father on a motorbike that was once popular at that time.

“It’s the sound. It’s the same as when it was delivered to school by my father (father). It reminds me of the past,” he said. Jefri admitted that he had only had this motorbike for about 1 year. He bought the RX-King in 2004 from his friend and it was ready to use A Glimpse into the History of the Yamaha RX-King

The Yamaha RX-King became one of the motorbikes that was quite popular in the 90s. In fact, it is still loved by old-school motorbike lovers to this day. The following is the history of the Yamaha RX-King in Indonesia.

Actually, the journey for this motorbike was very long, until finally people recognized the name RX-King. Previously, there were several generations that became the forerunners of the current RX-King.

Overall there are around 10 generations of the Yamaha RX which continues to develop until it becomes the RX-king. The first generation was born in 1977 with the name Yamaha RX100. This motorbike can be said to be the ancestor of the current RX-King.

Then the next generations of the Yamaha RX-King were born, starting from the RX125 in 1979, RX-K in 1980, RX-S in 1981, RX-Special and RX-King Cobra in 1983, RX-Z in 85, RX-R in 88, RX-King Master in 96, and New RX-King in 2002.

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3 Tips for Choosing Oil for Your Vehicle to Keep Your Engine in Top Shape


Caring for your vehicle is not only about maintaining its appearance, but also involves paying attention to the health of the engine. One important way to maintain engine performance is to choose the right oil. Here are three tips for choosing the right oil for your vehicle, quoted from My Pertamina:

1. Choose oil with a dilution level that suits the environment

When choosing oil, consider the dilution level, which is usually marked with the SAE code on the packaging . The Society of Automotive Engineering (SAE) sets these standards for oil viscosity. Here’s a quick guide:

– Low dilution level, for hot temperature areas: Use oil with code SAE 15W-40 to SAE 20W-40. Suitable for hot temperature areas with motorbikes aged five years or less and mileage of less than 100,000 km.

– High dilution level, for cold temperature areas: Choose oil with a high dilution level such as SAE 10W-30 to SAE 15W-50. Suitable for cold temperature areas, motorbikes aged five years and over, and mileage of more than 100,000 km.

Make sure you choose a dilution level that is appropriate to the climate and conditions of use of your vehicle.

Illustration of changing motorbike oil. (Suzuki Indonesia) 2. Choose Oil with a High API Code for Heavy Engine Performance

Apart from the SAE code, also pay attention to the API code which determines oil specifications according to the American Petroleum Institute. Gasoline and diesel engines have different API codes. Gasoline engines have a code with the front letter “S,” while diesel engines have a front letter “C.” The API rating is indicated by the second letter, the higher the rating, the better the oil performance.

Example, API SH and API SJ, where API SJ has a higher rating. Make sure to choose oil with an API code that matches your vehicle’s engine type.

Illustration of pouring R2 motor lubricant [Shutterstock]. 3. Choose Oil According to Vehicle Type and Clutch Type

Pay attention to the JASO code on the motor oil packaging, which determines the type of oil based on lubrication tests by the Japanese Automotive Standard Organization. There are two JASO classifications:

– Oil for wet clutches (JASO MA): Suitable for mopeds and sports motorbikes with wet clutches. The MA2 option is more recommended because it lubricates the engine better.

– Oil for dry clutch (JASO MB): Best for automatic scooters with dry clutch. This oil is designed to wet the clutch lining without lubricating it.

By paying attention to these three tips, you can choose the oil that suits your vehicle’s needs, keeping the engine performance top-notch.

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Delaying an Oil Change Too Long? Here are 6 motorbike components that may be damaged


Being a motorbike owner is not only about having adventures on the road, but also about taking care of your beloved vehicle so that it remains powerful.

One maintenance action that is often overlooked, but crucial, is changing the oil regularly.

Late changing the oil can have serious consequences for various engine components. Let’s explore what components on the motorbike may be damaged due to this negligence.

1. Pistons and Piston Rings

Pistons and piston rings are engine parts that move intensively. Dirty or decomposed oil can increase friction between the piston and cylinder walls, causing faster wear.

2. Bearing and Crankshaft

Bearing and crankshaft are vital parts that ensure the rotational movement of the engine. Lack of proper lubrication due to dirty oil can damage the bearings and crankshaft, causing serious damage to the engine.

3. Cylinder Head and Valves

Oil functions as a lubricant and coolant for the cylinder head and valves. Without adequate lubrication, high temperatures and friction can cause damage to these components, including problems with valve seals.

4. Timing Belt or Chain

Timing belt or chain has a crucial role in synchronizing movement between engine components. Lack of lubrication can cause excessive wear, even the potential to break the timing belt or chain, which can damage the engine’s internal components.

5. Camshaft

The camshaft controls the opening and closing of the valve. Lack of lubrication can damage the camshaft, causing an imbalance in valve operation and disrupting engine performance.

6. Oil Circulation

Dirty oil can contaminate the lubricant holes and clog the oil filter. This can restrict oil flow and cause a lack of lubrication in various engine components.

Changing your oil regularly is not just a routine task, but an investment in the long-term health of your motorbike. Seeing the impact of late oil changes on various engine components, it is important to follow the maintenance schedule recommended by the manufacturer.

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Planting Trees with Astra, Indonesian President Joko Widodo Invites the Community to Get Involved in Activities to Green the Environment


The President of the Republic of Indonesia Joko Widodo attended the Joint Tree Planting Movement event held by PT Astra International Tbk., in the Green Open Space (RTH) in DKI Jakarta Province.

Taking place on Wednesday morning (29/11/2023), Astra, which has 272 subsidiaries, including those operating in the automotive, financing services and insurance sectors, has managed three tree planting areas.

Namely the Pulo Gadung Industrial Area City Forest, East Jakarta, Nagrak Flats, North Jakarta and Casamora Gardens, South Jakarta. In total, Astra has donated 500 trees with the types of pulai, bungur, flamboyan and sapodilla and spathodea trees.

“I invite all people to plant any trees in their respective environments,” said the President of the Republic of Indonesia, Joko Widodo.

He was present at the event held in the Pulo Gadung Industrial Area City Forest, East Jakarta, appearing to greet all participants of the Joint Tree Planting Movement in the Jabodetabek area virtually, accompanied by Muslich, Head of Security for Astra as Astra’s representative.

Then the President of the Republic of Indonesia Joko Widodo symbolically planted island trees in the Joint Tree Planting Movement which was carried out in the City Forest of the Pulo Gadung Industrial Area, East Jakarta.

 President of the Republic of Indonesia Joko Widodo symbolically planted island trees in the Joint Tree Planting Movement which was carried out in the City Forest of the Pulo Gadung Industrial Area, East Jakarta today (29/11/2023) [Astra]. “Appreciation to both central and regional governments as well as related companies and the community involved in this tree planting activity,” said the President of the Republic of Indonesia, Joko Widodo, expressing his appreciation.

Astra activities are again participating in the Joint Tree Planting Movement in Green Open Spaces (RTH) in DKI Jakarta Province in the form of tree planting with the President Republic of Indonesia (RI) Joko Widodo, who symbolically marked the planting of trees in the Pulo Gadung Industrial Area City Forest, East Jakarta, is a continuation of a series of tree planting programs in collaboration with the Indonesian Ministry of Environment and Forestry and the DKI Jakarta Provincial Government.

” “This participation is a concrete manifestation of Astra’s contribution to having a positive impact on the environment and supporting the government in making the joint tree planting movement a success which is carried out simultaneously in various regions, for today and the future of Indonesia,” said Riza Deliansyah, Chief of Corporate Affairs Astra.

Astra’s enthusiasm for providing a positive impact on the environment for today and Indonesia’s future is in line with Astra’s ideals of Prospering with the Nation and supporting Indonesia’s Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).

On the other hand, as a company operating in various industrial sectors, including automotive, the movement to plant trees and contribute to the environment has been carried out by this national company for a long time. This includes holding a million trees program and various other green activities. Including mangrove planting on the coast.

Apart from that, supporting Indonesia’s steps to achieve Net Zero Emission or NZE which was proclaimed by the President of the Republic of Indonesia Joko Widodo to be achieved by 2060, PT Astra International Tbk through the automotive sector has contributed to presenting various electrified vehicles or Electric Vehicles, from four-wheeled to two-wheeled. Also uses solar panels and much more.

And Indonesian President Joko Widodo himself has helped accelerate the transition of Indonesian society towards the era of electrification and reducing environmental emissions. Apart from the electric vehicle incentive policy, steps are also being taken to convert internal combustion engine (ICE) vehicles to EVs.

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Automotive giant asked to collaborate with local SMEs in industrial supply chain


Indonesian automotive giants are asked to partner with local small and medium industries (IKM), one of which is to create opportunities for SMEs to enter the national automotive supply chain.

Reporting from data from Gaikindo and AISI in January-October 2023, the number of domestic sales of four-wheeled vehicles or more has reached 836,048 units and total domestic sales of two-wheeled vehicles is 5,237,976 units, which reflects the prospects for the automotive industry which is still stable. promising this year and the years to come.

“This can encourage the large automotive industry to increase production capacity and create opportunities for SMEs to enter the national automotive industry supply chain,” said Director General of Small, Medium and Miscellaneous Industries (IKMA) of the Ministry of Industry, Reni Yanita, in Jakarta, Wednesday ( 11/29/2023).

With this market potential, the supply chain ecosystem for the domestic automotive industry needs to be strengthened, including through partnerships between large industries and domestic small and medium industries as carried out by the Ministry of Industry through the Coordination Forum for Transport Equipment IKM Partnerships with Large Industries.

Reni also emphasized that commitment and cooperation from all parties is needed so that domestic industry, especially SMEs, can play a role in providing quality and competitive automotive components.

The partnership strategy between IKM and Tier APM in the automotive industry can in practice encourage the independence of IKM through market certainty, technology transfer, improving quality and quantity, management systems, improving human resources, and easy access to financing.

“As for the large automotive industry, partnerships with SMEs are able to support efforts to increase the Domestic Component Level (TKDN) of products produced,” he explained.

In the Coordination Forum for Transportation Equipment IKM Partnerships with Large Industries, the Ministry of Industry collaborated with Astra through the Dharma Bhakti Astra Foundation (YDBA), PT Astra Daihatsu Motor, PT Kayaba Indonesia, and PT Patria Maritim Perkasa.

The event was also filled with various activities such as workshops, handing over certificates of facilitation from the Directorate General of IKMA, business meetings, signing Collaboration Commitments and handing over award plaques to transportation equipment industry players.

Reni added, the Link and Match Coordination Forum is an annual routine agenda of the Directorate General of IKMA which has been held since 2017.

“In last year’s implementation, this activity resulted in an MoU between 16 APM Tiers and 32 IKM which recorded a potential turnover value of IDR 105, 2 billion,” he explained.

This activity provides an opportunity for SMEs to explore information regarding market potential and collaborations that can be explored with APM suppliers and large industries.

On the other hand, APM suppliers can obtain information about the potential of SMEs that can be used as part of the supply chain. Meanwhile, the Government has the opportunity to get input regarding the need for SME development that can be carried out in the future.

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Classy Yamaha Youth Festival Appears in Jakarta, From Fashionable Influencers to Ardhito Pramono Enliven the Event


Motorcycles and young people, an exciting formulation to put together in a wide container. This means that there are hobbies, youth enthusiasm, daily activities, including sports wrapped up in an event full of togetherness and carried out together.

As can be seen from the packaging activities of PT Yamaha Indonesia Motor Manufacturing entitled Classy Yamaha Youth Festival.

Quoted from the official Yamaha Indonesia release as received by , after the Classy Yamaha Youth Festival was staged in Makassar City, the capital of South Sulawesi Province, the event is now appearing in Jakarta City.

During 24-26 November 2023, the multi-event event was held at Bulungan GOR, Jakarta. With participants belonging to the GenZ group from selected schools in the city of Jakarta, they were invited to watch the grand final of basketball, volleyball competitions, dance competitions, fun basketball matches with influencers, and even enjoy the performance of singer Ardhito Pramono.

“This year Yamaha is holding the Classy Yamaha Youth Festival youth event to facilitate the younger generation in creating. “With this competition, Yamaha provides an opportunity for the younger generation to channel their talents and hobbies, while strengthening ties with the Yamaha brand and Classy Yamaha products such as the Grand Filano and Fazzio which suit the character of today’s young people,” explained Johannes B.MS, Coordinator. Chief Yamaha DDS Jabodetabek.

Classy Yamaha Youth Festival on 13-23 November 2023 appeared in eight Senior High Schools (SMA) in an event entitled Roadshow Classy Yamaha Youth Festival.

The locations are SMAN 1 Jakarta, SMAN 3 Jakarta, SMAN 6 Jakarta, SMA Jubilee, SMAN 26 Jakarta, SMAN 70 Jakarta, SMAN 72 Jakarta, and SMAN 8 Jakarta. After the roadshow, the main event of the Classy Yamaha Youth Festival was held, namely the School Competition, on 24-26 November 2023.

During the roadshow at SMA 6 Jakarta, Miss Chinese Indonesia 2022 and Miss Chinese World Indonesia 2023, namely Kimberlyn Sugianto, were present. Miss Kim, as she is usually called, gave tips for SMAN 6 students to still look fashionable using Yamaha Grand Filano and Yamaha Fazzio mounts.

“We often think of fashionable as being trendy, up to date, expensive, changing things like that. But in my opinion, fashionable is appearing based on what suits us, can describe us and is comfortable. We can choose the first color “The color of the motorbike suits our character, so coincidentally there are lots of colors on the Grand Filano and Fazzio, some are blue, some are white, some are even silver, some are glossy,” said Miss Kim at the Classy Yamaha school to school roadshow series. Youth Festival at SMAN 6 Jakarta, Wednesday (15/11/2023).

It is true what he said that the Yamaha Grand Filano and Fazzio, which are included in the Classy Yamaha category, could be the favorite motorbikes of choice for young people who want to look different. Two contemporary motorbikes it is equipped with up to date features such as a Blue Core Hybrid engine.

A powertrain that provides a more powerful, environmentally friendly and reliable driving experience.

It has a Smart Key System feature which makes the appearance of this motorbike user even more classy and stylish. As well as attractive color choices to suit the user’s character, such as the elegant color variant in the Lux Version and an active appearance with the Neo Version color choice.

Various features on the Yamaha Fazzio Hybrid and Grand Filano Hybrid Connected are the choice of today’s people who need a vehicle for mobility and with an attractive appearance or design.

Apart from Jakarta, the Classy Yamaha Youth Festival is also present in big cities in Indonesia such as Makassar, Bandung, Medan and Denpasar. The Classy Yamaha Youth Festival series will start from the School to School Roadshow then continue with the School Competition at the GOR or Sport Hall in each city.

Miss Kim, as she is usually called, gave tips for SMAN 6 students to still look fashionable using Yamaha Grand Filano and Yamaha Fazzio [PT YIMM] Roadshow events presenting exciting events such as fashion inspiration in collaboration with well-known fashion influencers in every city. Then the peak of excitement came during the School Competition which was held for 3 days over the weekend.

Next, the Classy Yamaha Youth Festival School Competition will visit Medan City from 1 to 3 December at the USU Provincial Government GOR with special guest star Kaleb J.

The following is a list of schools that won the Classy Yamaha Youth Festival Jakarta:


1st Place: Jubilee High School

2nd Place: High School 6

3rd Place: High School 3

4th Place: High School 26


1st Place: High School 72

ncc p 2nd place: SMA 8

3rd place: SMA 6

4th place: SMA 26


1st place: SMA 6

2nd place: SMA 8

3rd place: SMA 26

Miss Classy

Champion 1st: SMA 8

2nd place: SMA 26

3rd place: SMA 72

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Indonesia is a big market for world brands, the government hopes that the local automotive ecosystem will also develop


Our country is rich in natural resources which make it possible to make vehicles using raw materials obtained from within the country.

Call it lithium as the main material for making electric vehicle batteries. Also various other metals such as nickel. Or water and air as constituents of hydrogen which becomes a resource in the form of battery cells.

On the other hand, currently Indonesia is a potential market for automotive manufacturers from Japan. Also various brands from China and South Korea.

For these automotive manufacturers, Indonesia has an important position for the growth of their brands.

Quoted from the Antara news agency, automotive expert Yannes Martinus Pasaribu stated that Indonesia has great potential to have automotive brands.

Kurnia Motors electric car with Lithium-ion battery. (Kurnia Motors) That is the potential created by the nation’s children thanks to the abundant natural resources (SDA). Especially in the electric segment.

“Building a domestic vehicle industry, especially focusing on electric cars, both motorbikes and cars, seems possible to implement in Indonesia. “Indonesia has abundant natural resources, such as nickel, cobalt and lithium, which are the main materials for electric vehicle batteries,” said Yannes Martinus Pasaribu, an automotive expert from the Bandung Institute of Technology (ITB).

He added that creating a local vehicle ecosystem requires full support and trust from the Indonesian people themselves.

The government is also expected to provide many conveniences and special incentives for local vehicles in the future.

In this way, it is hoped that dependence on countries that supply many of the vehicles circulating in Indonesia will no longer occur. So the government is expected to continue building a roadmap to revive the local automotive ecosystem.

“It’s not easy, but all of the things above must be taken into consideration and a roadmap created,” said Yannes Martinus Pasaribu.

Apart from abundant natural resources that can only be utilized to a small extent, Indonesia’s position in the life of the automotive industry ecosystem in the ASEAN region also strengthens the creation of Indonesian-made vehicles.

Yannes Martinus Pasaribu stated that the potential of the nation’s children, who are currently being encouraged to be able to compete in the automotive industry, also has quite positive potential for the future.

“The existence of massive automotive downstream research programs related to automotive at universities in Indonesia, such as design, automotive engineering and manufacturing, also helps prepare human resources in this field,” he said again.

The positive steps taken by the government in preparing the nation’s children to be able to compete with developed countries, is something that must be appreciated for the progress of this industry.

This growth can also be seen, especially the work of several Indonesian manufacturers for electric buses, a series of electric conversion vehicles developed by universities, and the provision of Public Electric Vehicle Charging Stations or SPKLU.

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Automotive Company Dealers Scream, Electric Cars Lack of Interest


A group of dealers from automotive companies delivered an open letter to United States President Joe Biden to ease the requirements for future sales of electric cars.

As many as 4,000 automotive company dealers who have joined together admit that they have difficulty selling electric cars.

“Current demand cannot keep up with the number of BEVs entering our dealers,” wrote an open letter from the dealers, quoted from Carscoops, Wednesday (29/11/2023).

In the open letter it is also written that the current regulations are not realistic with what consumers need.

Apart from that, the main problem faced by dealers is inadequate charging infrastructure. Customers who don’t have the option to charge at home will have to rely on public electric vehicle charging stations.

Honda electric car. [Honda doc] “Customers are concerned about BEV prices being unaffordable. Some customers even have to deal with bad weather which can reduce the range to charging stations,” said dealers.

Electric Cars Lack of Interest In a poll conducted by the Energy Policy Institute at the University of Chicago and the Associated Press-NORC Center for Public Affairs Research, nearly half of Americans said they were unlikely to buy an electric car as their next car.

Their reasoning largely points to a lack of charging options and high costs as the main barriers to switching to electric.

It was recorded that 47% of adults in the US said they were unlikely to switch to an electric car. Only 19% of respondents said they were “very” or “extremely” likely to buy an electric car.

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Disbursement of Electric Motor Subsidies is Done in Stages


The Indonesian Electric Motorcycle Industry Association (Aismoli) ensures that as many as 4,148 electric motorbike subsidies from distribution to disbursement of funds are distributed in stages.

Secretary General Aismoli Hanggoro Ananta said that based on the Electric Motor Vehicle Purchase Assistance Information System (SISAPIRa) it was recorded that 4,148 were distributed and 4,328 were verified on Wednesday, at 18.30 WIB.

“Verifying around 4,000 doesn’t have to be done quickly, but you can maybe wait two days a day or a week,” said at the Inbuyer EV EXPO 2023 event, in South Jakarta, Wednesday (29/11/2023).

Nevertheless, he emphasized that he was not aware of the latest information on disbursement of funds related to electric motorbike subsidies.

“The government is committed to definitely paying, but everyone reiterates that the disbursement will be carried out in stages,” he also said.

Moreover, now it is easy to subsidize electric motorbikes without conditions, just bring your population identification number (NIK).

He believes that the NIK requirement for ownership has an effect on sales profits of almost 100 percent.

“With continuous socialization, we hope that the potential increase will be quite large too,” he said again.

Previously, General Chairperson of Aismoli Budi Setiyadi said that the association was eagerly awaiting the revision of the Regulation of the Minister of Energy and Mineral Resources (ESDM) which would increase the electric motorbike incentive to IDR 10 million.

“We also heard that ESDM is working on revising the ESDM Ministerial Regulation regarding the article on government assistance for the conversion of electric motorbikes, which was previously planned to be increased to IDR 7 million to IDR 10 million. “We really hope for what ESDM is doing,” said Budi.

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Like a tire, your financial condition can leak smoothly. Check out these tips for planning to buy a vehicle


The sandwich generation is those who are in the middle between parents and their children, so they have multiple financial conditions. This means that you have to finance three posts at once. That is, a level above them, themselves and their children as a form of responsibility.

Even though there are many posts that must be taken care of, the necessities of life continue. Including vehicles, both two-wheeled and four-wheeled.

Quoted from the official release of Astra Life–part of PT Astra International Tbk, a national company which has 272 subsidiaries including those in the automotive, financing services and insurance sectors– as received by , entering the end of 2023 is the time to evaluate and improve conditions finances and prepare for the next step.

Illustration of buying a car [Shutterstock]. Of the entire sandwich generation in Indonesia, the majority, 88.1 percent, choose to save to maintain their assets and as many as 69.8 percent have invested in various instruments such as precious metals (31.7 percent), mutual funds (21 .6 percent), shares (16.5 percent), deposits (14.9 percent), and others (7 percent).

Data on the sandwich generation’s awareness of saving and investing could be a breath of fresh air to be able to pay attention to other things related to financial health indicators.

“It is important to have short-term and long-term life goals in order to be committed and try to maintain financial health, so it is important to know various indicators as a whole starting from cash flow, assets, debt, emergency funds to life and health protection needs, because they can be mutually exclusive. related and can be a provision for the following year,” explained Windy Riswantyo as Marketing, Alternate & Direct Business Group Head of Astra Life.

Here are five indicators to improve financial health as follows:

1. Maintain positive cash flow

Apply style It’s okay to live frugally, as long as you don’t be stingy for yourself and your family. 

For example, to fulfill your daily nutrition, you have to pay attention so you don’t get sick and end up paying quite a lot of money for medical expenses. 

Budgeting is very necessary, record your daily expenses families can analyze subtle leaks in monthly expenses. Next, so that cash flow remains positive, you can start thinking about ways to increase your income by improving your skills or career.

2. Pay off consumer debt wisely

Complete the debt that has been started. As much as possible, reduce consumer debt so that it does not hinder other financial activities.

What is wrong and commonly encountered is paying off debt by going into debt. So the debt will pile up even more.

If you want to buy a motor vehicle, first check whether you have completed the previous installments or debts.

3. Maintain the effectiveness of emergency funds

As good as financial planning is, there are risks that can threaten failure to achieve financial goals, such as repairing damaged assets or being affected by Termination of Employment Relations (PHK), so it is important to have funds emergency.

Ideally, the size of your emergency fund is three to six times your monthly expenses, because it usually takes a person three to six months to find a job or a new source of income if they are laid off.

4. Life insurance for breadwinners

Apart from the risk of being laid off, there are also more serious life risks which result in stopping your source of income, such as getting a critical illness or dying at an early age.

It is important for income earners to have life insurance before making an investment.

If husband and wife both work, each needs life insurance that can be adjusted to the portion of income they earn.

Can be calculated according to insurance Sum Insured (UP) requirements using the Income Replacement Base (IRB) formula or by calculating UP based on the average income received per month and combined from both husband and wife and then accumulated over a period of time per year and multiplied with a funding period.

The hope is that the insurance sum assured will support the heirs until they become financially independent again and continue dreams such as meeting children’s education costs.

Currently, Astra Life provides access to buying insurance as easily as shopping on e-commerce via

Accessing insurance online could be another option if you don’t want to meet insurance marketers. Even accessing insurance online also has the same transparency as transacting with marketers. Transparency is able to minimize additional surprise costs, all information is conveyed up front transparently.

There is a Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) page which can make it easier for customers if there are things they need to ask. The fees paid or premiums are clearly listed.

Benefits that can be simulated include room ceilings and premium increases, all types of exceptions that can make customer claims dito

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AWD vs 4WD: These are the Differences, Disadvantages and Advantages of Each


In the automotive world, the terms All-Wheel Drive (AWD) and 4-Wheel Drive (4WD) often cause confusion.

Although both provide benefits in certain conditions for car users, the differences between the two play a key role in determining the appropriate vehicle choice.

The following is an explanation of the advantages and disadvantages of AWD and 4WD, as well as the basic differences between the two according to Spinny.

Suzuki Jimny three-door [Global Suzuki]. Advantages and Disadvantages of All-Wheel Drive (AWD):

Advantages of AWD:

1. The AWD system is fully automatic, freeing the driver from the decision to provide additional power to the wheels certain. This optimizes traction on all four wheels for a comfortable ride.2. AWD offers excellent handling because the torque supply can be varied for each wheel, so it is often used in sports cars.3. AWD cars are capable of handling a variety of surfaces, including wet/snow roads and light off-road conditions.4. Available in a variety of body styles, including crossover, sedan, and SUV.

Disadvantages of AWD:

1. AWD systems are mechanically and electronically complex, increasing car maintenance costs.2. Although capable of tackling a variety of surfaces, AWD is not suitable for intense off-roading because the driver does not have full control.3. Lower fuel economy because all four wheels are always driven.

Advantages and Disadvantages of 4-Wheel Drive (4WD):

Advantages of 4WD:

1. The 4WD system is based on manual control, where the driver decides when to activate 4WD via a button or lever.2. The 4WD system is very robust and allows the car to overcome intense off-road conditions as well as damaged roads.3. Although perceived as stiff, modern 4WD systems offer a comfortable driving experience like most cars.

Disadvantages of 4WD:

1. Compared to 2WD cars, 4WD cars provide a stiffer ride quality, which can affect passenger comfort.2. Higher initial costs and maintenance costs in the long run.3. When activated, the 4WD system can affect fuel efficiency, making it even more wasteful.

Toyota RAV4 exhibited at IIMS 2014, Thursday (18/9) [/Kurniawan Mas’ud]. Difference between All-Wheel Drive and 4-Wheel Drive:

1. Power Control:

– AWD: The system automatically regulates how much power is applied to each wheel based on traction status.- 4WD: The driver decides when to apply power to all four wheels based on driving conditions.

2. Power Variation:

– AWD: Power sent to each wheel can vary based on traction requirements.- 4WD: Equal power sent to all wheels, although some 4WD systems allow power sharing between the front and rear wheels.

3. Off-Road Capability:

– AWD: More suitable for slippery and unpredictable road conditions.- 4WD: Superior at handling difficult off-road conditions and provides manual control to the driver.

4. Fuel Efficiency:

– AWD: More efficient than 4WD because it only provides power to the wheels that are needed under normal conditions.- 4WD: Wastes more fuel when activated because power is still sent to all wheels.

Although the differences between AWD and 4WD are narrowing thanks to technological advances, both still have their respective advantages. The choice between the two depends on the driver’s needs and the conditions of daily vehicle use.

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